One of my favorite reasons for coming back to Michigan every summer is to catch up with friends. Friends that reach back to the beginning of one's adulthood. Brittney and Ryan are just those. Starting back in 1995 when we met at Au Sable, the friendship becomes more and more with each year that passes. Sometimes it is only a dinner or two in a year, but it doesn't matter. It is almost as though no time has gone by. These dear friends just bought some lovely land with an orchard on it that needs some taming and love. They have dreams for organic apples and a beautiful home. I love it! We spent an last night here, having a fire and hobo meals, good wine, and walks through the locust trees with bees buzzing everywhere.